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Being & Race

Johnson, Charles.

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ISBN 10: 0253311659 / ISBN 13: 9780253311658
Published by Indiana, 1988
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Fine/Very Good 1st edition 1st printing in an unclipped dust jacket. Inscribed by the author. A bit of edge wear to the dust jacket along the top edge. A nice, clean, tight copy. Bookseller Inventory # 19601

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Title: Being & Race

Publisher: Indiana

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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The author discusses how he became a successful writer and analyzes contemporary black writers, including Ishmael Reed, Ernest Gaines, Alice Walker, and Toni Morrison

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YA Johnson sets about discussing black literature by explaining it, as he would any literature, as phenomenology. He cites his references and his training to substantiate his observations. His writing is excellent and cogent. That the criticism is of black literature is incidental; he makes a fine case for phenomenological criticism for any sort of literature. Any library that supplies reference to students of literature or criticism should pay heed to this work. Johnson gives a brief history of black literature, and, having given readers the background, leads them through more modern writing. He puts into perspective what is too often glossed over as merely notable. George F. Hawkins, Episcopal High School, Bellaire

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